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Re: F10, VMware Server 2.0, and selinux



Gilboa Davara wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-12-16 at 08:32 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
>   
>> Gilboa Davara wrote:
>>
>> Sorry to snip so much....but one thing struck me....
>>
>> You said:
>>
>>     
>>> Last and not least, the OP (at least the message I saw) was talking
>>> about VMWare Server 2.x which had a known issue with PAM [1] and
>>> SELinux (...) that didn't really seem to get VMWare's attention.
>>> When I tried getting support (mind you, at the time we were thinking
>>> about spending a lot of money on ESX - for me the VMWare Server 2.x
>>> deployment was just testing purpose) - I got the ever-annoying-company
>>> line - we only support RHEL and SLES....
>>>   
>>>       
>> I wonder how you could find their response annoying..
>>
>> They state very clearly in their documentation what 32-bit and 64-bit
>> host Linux OS they support.  They also state very clearly what 32-bit
>> and 64-bit host Windows OS they support.  They also state the
>> requirements for guest OS as well as what levels of the various browsers
>> are supported.
>>
>> So I don't understand.  Are you saying that VMware has no right to
>> impose some boundaries on what they will and will not support?   Are
>> they bound by some contract to provide answers/solutions to a free
>> product for every flavor of Linux used as host OS?   Or, are you saying
>> that their only obligation is to support every version of Fedora for
>> free?  And if so, what make Fedora so special to get support?
>>     
>
> Right? They have a right to do what-ever they want. I never argued
> otherwise.
>   
Then you should not be getting "annoyed".   Maybe disappointed...but
certainly not annoyed.
> Question is - should Fedora go along with their decision, and support
> their semi-broken RPMs, half-working SELinux support, missing upstream
> kernel support and their decision to keep certain features Windows-only.
> FWIW my vote is a (big) no - Fedora's resources will be better spent on
> qemu-kvm and virt-*.
>
>   
What do you mean "should Fedora go along with their decision"?   Fedora
isn't supporting anything with regards to VMware and VMware isn't giving
any consideration to Fedora.  I think you have created a relationship
where none exists.



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